ROME – Damiano Cunego , cyclist and former winner of the Giro d'Italia in 2004, is hospitalized for a brain infection .
Cunego gave the news, in a long Facebook post in which he reassured his fans: "I had an infection and I will have to stay in the hospital for a month".
Doctors diagnosed the ex-cyclist, nicknamed the Little Prince, with an infection in a cerebral ventricle.
For this reason, Damiano Cunego was hospitalized in the Verona hospital.
In the Facebook post, Cunego shows himself smiling while sitting in the hospital and says: "After a week of hospitalization I decided to send you a nice picture of me (finally) smiling".
The former cyclist explains: "I had an infection in a cerebral ventricle that has stopped me at the moment."
Cunego relied on the neurosurgery staff of Verona, in particular on Dr. Soda: "They are following me in the daily antibiotic therapy that I will continue in the next 3/4 weeks".
And he adds: "Fortunately it is solvable, but I will need a period of care and rest, to stay here in the hospital to be able to return to the best Damiano ever".
Then an appeal to the fans: “I ask you the courtesy to respect my privacy during this period. I can't wait to get back on the bike. "
Damiano Cunego, who is the former cyclist who won the Giro d'Italia
Born in 1981, Cunego won the gold medal in the Junior World Championships when he was just 18 years old, winning the nickname "Little Prince".
In 2004 he won the Giro d'Italia and in 2008 the silver medal in the Varese World Cup.
Furthermore, he finished sixth in the Tour de France and conquered the Giro di Lombardia three times.
Starting in 2019 he became one of the regular guests of a popular Formula 1 broadcast on Sky. (Sources: Facebook, FanPage)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano